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James Madison’s Birthday and Wreath-Laying Ceremony
March 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFree
Commemorate the 267th birthday of James Madison, featuring the United States Marine Corps’ Honor Guard, Color Guard, and Firing detail, during this annual wreath-laying ceremony. Pre-ceremony music will begin at 1:10 PM, and the official ceremony commences at 1:30 PM at the Madison Family Cemetery. Delegate Schuyler VanValkenburg of Virginia’s 72nd district is the featured speaker. In the House, Mr. Madison will accept birthday wishes.
The ceremony is free, but signature tours will also be offered every 30 minutes between 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. A special in-depth tour highlighting Madison’s role as Father of the Constitution will be offered at 11:00AM and 3:00PM. Adult tickets are half-price! Purchase tickets for any tour here.